Texas starts tough for Tito Rabat
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Tito Rabat and Jack Miller experienced a difficult start to practice for this weekend’s MotoGP encounter at the breathtaking Circuit of the Americas in Texas.
Spanish rider Tito Rabat had a promising FP1 session to finish only 0.7s away from the top 10 in 15th position.
The former Moto2 World Champion was unable to make expected progress in much hotter conditions this afternoon, with track temperature soaring from 25 to 38 degrees, which left Rabat struggling to find optimum rear grip under acceleration.
Tito Rabat: 21st – 2’07.044
“I was very happy with FP1 this morning because I was in my best position so far at the end of the first session and not so far from the top 10. But this afternoon I had a bad feeling on the bike. I was struggling in acceleration with a lot of wheelspin and I just wasn’t fast enough. We are looking to see how we can improve for tomorrow and I am sure we can be stronger.”
Source – Team Estrella Galicia